A Guide To Free Screensavers

By , September 19, 2014 3:19 pm

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There are millions of Screensavers available on the Internet. Almost all of these can be downloaded and installed easily. These are usually categorized according to themes. Nature lovers can choose picturesque locations. Fish lovers can choose from different kinds of aquariums with multi-colored fish that are swishing through colored water. Those who really like adventure sports or aircraft can choose from a wide array of moving images and clips of death-defying stunts. Screensavers can also be slide shows that have various pictures of movie celebrities, sportspersons and politicians.
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There are millions of Screensavers available on the Internet. Almost all of these can be downloaded and installed easily. These are usually categorized according to themes. Nature lovers can choose picturesque locations. Fish lovers can choose from different kinds of aquariums with multi-colored fish that are swishing through colored water. Those who really like adventure sports or aircraft can choose from a wide array of moving images and clips of death-defying stunts. Screensavers can also be slide shows that have various pictures of movie celebrities, sportspersons and politicians.

However, some precautions need to be taken before downloading Screensavers. The most important one is that Screensavers must be downloaded from trusted sites. It also always a good idea to scan Screensavers for viruses and other potentially dangerous elements, such as spyware and adware. If an anti-virus is already installed on the system, a right click enables a menu which provides for a ‘scan with option. This option can be selected and left-clicked to check the selected download before double-clicking it and installing it.

Sometimes Screensavers are extremely graphic-intensive. This means that they contain so many graphics that they are huge files. Huge files take a lot of space on the computer when they run, and make the computer work so much harder and so much faster than normal that the computer freezes. Then the computer needs to be restarted and all the unsaved information on the computer — such as open files that were being worked on before the Screensaver was activated is lost.

Some Screensavers also make the hard drive of the computer crash, causing irretrievable data loss. Therefore, it is important for users to download Screensavers that are compatible with the configuration of their computers. This means that the speed of the processor in the computer, and the free space on it, should be sufficient for the Screensaver to be downloaded, installed and run.

Many users like to create their own Screensavers, often with the visuals and audio of their choice. Some software applications facilitate this. Out of these, some can be freely downloaded from the Internet. However, these should be downloaded only from trusted sites, and should be supported by the configuration of the user computer. Once downloaded, these should also be scanned for viruses and other common infections. When installed, these programs enable the user to combine images, video clips and audio clips to create a personalized Screensaver, sometimes even for circulation amongst friends and family.

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Can’t Print, Won’t Print

By , September 17, 2014 6:00 pm

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Digital photography has exploded, exceeding all forecasted figures and many of us have one or more of these great devices, but one of the basic values of photography has been lost in the transfer from film to digital cameras.
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Digital photography has exploded, exceeding all forecasted figures and many of us have one or more of these great devices, but one of the basic values of photography has been lost in the transfer from film to digital cameras.

Research shows that the majority of digital photo’s are not printed or published in any way, instead billions of photos are sitting on computers and memory cards all over the world, hidden away in cyberspace.

This is a sad prospect as passing photographs through friends, family and generations has been a tradition for many years, reminding us of our ancestors and memories of times gone by. Photographs gain importance with age and there is a pleasure in flicking through old photos. It should be remembered that it may not always be possible to view photos held on today’s digital media, as progress may backdate the media type and the compatibility to read them. We should therefore not overlook the importance of making actual prints of our precious digital snaps.

The major reason for our reluctance to print digital photos is the perceived complications in printing a quality digital print, but with digital photo kiosks, affordable photo printers and easy to use software, it is really not that hard. It is entirely possible for the novice computer user to produce great quality prints from their digital camera using the home photo printer.

Generally speaking, getting a picture from your digital camera to your printer normally involves these simple steps:
1. Copy images from camera to a folder on your computer.
2. Load up your printing software and choose the images you would like to print.
3. Select the size and type of paper you are using (always use photo paper).
4. Print your photos.

A great new function on many of the latest cameras and printers cuts the process right down. The PictBridge print system is probably the easiest way of getting your images from your camera on to photo paper. This system does rely on having both a PictBridge compliant printer and a PictBridge compliant camera, but most new photo printers and cameras on the market will have PictBridge as standard – but it’s worth checking out if you are about to buy a printer or camera.

The PictBridge system allows you to print directly from your camera to the printer without the use of a computer. You can select photos, print size and quantities, all from the screen of the camera and process the print with a button!

The great thing about printing your own pictures is that you have total control, choice and discretion. You can print as many copies as you like, choose various sizes and finishes and using photo editing software, you can tweak your pictures as a dark room technician would, or even get creative! In fact half the fun of digital photography is what you can do with the printing of the photo.

Tips When Buying A Memory Upgrade For Your Laptop

By , September 15, 2014 9:43 pm

If you really want to boost your laptops’ memory, go for a memory upgrade! Make sure you do not jump in to any impulsive decisions and hastily buy a computer memory without having to check out all details first. Research on how you will get the memory upgrades most suitable to boost the performance of your laptop.

But before you finally decide on adding memory to your system, make sure you know the appropriate memory your system uses, as well as the module sizes of your laptop’s memory and everything that goes with your computer system.

Check How Much Memory You Have

Check your laptop’s BIOs or operating system to determine how much memory your laptop really has. For Windows applications, simply go to the Windows’ Control Panel and open the System properties. Experts say you also need to open up the case even though the computer is not being used.

Then you must look for the memory slots to find out the exact number of modules installed and how many are still available. Should you find that the slots are still full, you can take some out or if there is less, put on some more. However, you should check for the type of module you are using. It is important that you know if your system can use more and bigger modules.

How Much More Memory Do You Need?

First, check all your application programs as well as the operating system in your laptop. Find out if there is a print saying “Minimum” and “Recommended” or a memory list that on the package or perhaps in the manual. If there is, check the number from the “Recommended” part. Then that gives you enough information before you plan and try getting your memory upgrade for your laptop.

Check The Type Of Memory Your Computer Supports

Browse through the manuals which came with your motherboard when you bought it. There should be a listing of all the specifications as well as the provisions of the type of memory your laptop supports. This is very much important because the list would include the size, the type as well as the corresponding number of memory modules that are there in your system. In case, you have thrown them or simply cannot find them, immediately go to your local retailers and manufacturers of memory chips. They will surely have all these information handy for you.

Decide On How Many Memory Modules You Should Buy

The best thing to do is to buy not so many, but just a few memory modules as possible. Why? Because you are not certain about how much memory upgrade you need to create in your laptop. And this will only make you upgrade for better memory every now and then. Therefore, this brings us to believe that if you have three memory slots available in your system, one has the 1GB module written on it, it would be the best decision to purchase another 1GB module to make it 2GB module now.

This is more practical to the part of consumers since you do not have to buy two of the 512MB modules anymore.

5 Minute Guide to ERP

By , September 14, 2014 12:24 am

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Information technology has transformed the way we live and the way we do business. ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is one of most widely implemented business software systems in a wide variety of industries and organizations. In this short article, we’ll try to concisely explain the basic yet important concepts relevant to ERP.
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Information technology has transformed the way we live and the way we do business. ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is one of most widely implemented business software systems in a wide variety of industries and organizations. In this short article, we’ll try to concisely explain the basic yet important concepts relevant to ERP.

What is ERP – ERP is the acronym of Enterprise Resource Planning. ERP definition refers to both ERP software and business strategies that implement ERP systems. ERP implementation utilizes various ERP software applications to improve the performance of organizations for 1) resource planning, 2) management control and 3) operational control. ERP software consists of multiple software modules that integrates activities across functional departments – from product planning, parts purchasing, inventory control, product distribution, to order tracking. Most ERP software systems include application modules to support common business activities – finance, accounting and human resources.

ERP Systems – ERP is much more than a piece of computer software. A ERP System includes ERP Software, Business Processes, Users and Hardware that run the ERP software. An ERP system is more than the sum of its parts or components. Those components interact together to achieve a common goal – streamline and improve organizations’ business processes.

History of ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is the evolution of Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) II in 1980s, while MRP is the evolution of Inventory Management & Control conceived in 1960s. ERP has expanded from coordination of manufacturing processes to the integration of enterprise-wide backend processes. In terms of technology, ERP has evolved from legacy implementation to more flexible tiered client-server architecture.

Benefits of ERP – ERP software attempts to integrate business processes across departments onto a single enterprise-wide information system. The major benefits of ERP are improved coordination across functional departments and increased efficiencies of doing business. The implementation of ERP systems help facilitate day-to-day management as well. ERP software systems is originally and ambitiously designed to support resource planning portion of strategic planning. In reality, resource planning has been the weakest link in ERP practice due to the complexity of strategic planning and lack of adequate integration of ERP with Decision Support Systems (DSS).

ERP Failures – We couldn’t conclude our brief guide to ERP without mentioning ERP failures. The failure of multi-million dollar ERP projects are reported once in a while even after 20 years of ERP implementation. We have identified the four components of an ERP System – 1) ERP software, 2) Business Processes that ERP software supports, 3) Users of ERP systems, and 4) Hardware and Operating Systems that run ERP applications. The failures in one or more of those four components could cause the failure of an ERP project.

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Adobe Reader 8 review

By , September 12, 2014 3:34 am

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Adobe Reader 8 review

If you use earlier editions from Adobe and then start using adobe acrobat reader 8 then there will be lot of positive surprises. The first and most important is loading time.
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If you use earlier editions from Adobe and then start using adobe acrobat reader 8 then there will be lot of positive surprises. The first and most important is loading time. The time taken to open a file is very less as compared to earlier versions. There are many advantages as viewing screen is larger than earlier one and there is special taskbar on left hand side of document which allows you to add comments, thumbnails, which show where we are right now when there are many pages to read. There is one more option where you can create PDF files online but that is not preferable as there is good free software such as primo PDF you can see the review of that software on review page on www.mypczone.co.nr

Adobe PDF 8 have net meeting feature where people all across the world having internet can connect with each other and share their PDF files and presentation online it is very good for corporate and business clients but not so useful for normal people.

It has very simple tool bar containing zooming options, printing, page numbers, and search option where you can search for required word or bookmark. So it is very convenient for reading e books. The most impressive feature is faster opening of online PDF files and faster file saving from Internet.

It also has automatic scroll option where you don’t have to click to go ahead with page and it is done automatically. It also has full screen mode to read documents as in book. It is good for reading e books where you can concentrate on material as there is no toolbar etc to distract you.

Some features such as dictionary additions and digital signature that are good.

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Computer Fits? You Need Registry Repair

By , September 10, 2014 6:15 am

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Is your computer getting slower and slower? Is this occurring despite not using any more memory? Are you having frequent freezing or spontaneous shutdowns? You may have tried erasing all the programs that you don’t use with no success. You may even have tried anti virus software thinking that you had been infected by a virus, and were disappointed to find that this didn’t improve things.

Well I have good news for you and bad news. The good news is that your problem is comm…
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Is your computer getting slower and slower? Is this occurring despite not using any more memory? Are you having frequent freezing or spontaneous shutdowns? You may have tried erasing all the programs that you don’t use with no success. You may even have tried anti virus software thinking that you had been infected by a virus, and were disappointed to find that this didn’t improve things.

Well I have good news for you and bad news. The good news is that your problem is common and repairable, and also that you were on the right track. The bad news is that you are probably suffering from the symptoms of a virus infection and that you probably need to get a tool that will clean your registry which is yet another cost incurred.

A computer registry is the part of your operating system that monitors and records the information for all the settings and preferences of the users for all hardware and software. Whenever a change is made it is recorded in the registry. As such it becomes cluttered and congested with time. The registry can also be manipulated with virus code to give up sensitive information and to cause malfunctions in the operating system. Just like any tool you use your computer needs regular maintenance and repair including a good thorough registry repair.

You need to be careful though when you select a registry repair tool as there are many out there with varying levels of effectiveness and related risk. You see it is possible to make changes in the registry that are irreversible and can forever affect negatively the proper performance of your computer. So how can you make a good informed decision?

Well there are several publications dealing with computer technology that will regularly review products such as registry repair software and give feedback on the pros and cons of each product. You need to pick one that is on the mainstream market for sure as they have had the most thorough testing and review and generally come from the most trusted sources. Also pay attention to the banter on the net. There are several forums that you can go to to ask questions and get feedback from actual users like you who have used the software themselves. This can be extremely helpful as long as you take all this advise with a grain of salt.

Be careful but also be excited because you will be amazed at the difference that a little maintenance registry clean will change the operating performance of your pc.

The Essential Guide to Pocket PC

By , September 8, 2014 9:28 am

When you have a new device or gadget, you will often feel excited to use it. It’s just like when you were a child and your parents gave you a new toy. You feel overjoyed and you’re excited to play with it as soon as you’re home. In the case of Pocket PCs, the excitement is always there but some of the new owners of the mobile device are a bit disappointed when they encounter speed and stability issues.

If you don’t want to experience any problems in using your Pocket PC, make sure that you use a guide to maintain your device’s slickness. Just like in the case of registry tweaks or system, you have to backup some of your important files because you can never tell when something goes wrong. Use this guide so that you can use your new Pocket PC with ease:

• Disable the menu animation (Windows)

If you want to keep your Pocket PC zippy, try switching off the eye candies such as the animation. You can modify through a good registry editor. Change the ‘AniType’ value from 6 to 0. By doing so, menu animation is disabled. Some owners of Pocket PC may find this task a bit daunting and if you feel the same way, you can just use the RegKing freeware. This freeware will allow you to toggle the task easily and it also offers some tweaks.

• Increase the display cache

By increasing the glyph value, you can speed up the Pocket PC display. Remember that this step will consume a lot of system memory. You have to change the ‘limit’ value from the default 8192 to 16384 or 32768. By launching the registry editor, you can browse in order to find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMMGDIGLYPHCACHE. Again, meddling with the registry may be unnerving to some and so you can just use the RegKing instead.

• Don’t minimize, close it.

By tapping on the ‘x’ (close button), the current program is simply minimized. If you frequently do this, the programs you’ve used earlier will continue running which takes up huge valuable memory. You can take advantage of task managers, particularly the freeware, so that you can manage the resources of your device much better.

• Remove the unused programs

The system performance gives importance to the processor speed and so there should be sufficient available memory. Pocket PCs function better if there is more available memory. If you still have programs installed that are not being used, uninstall them as soon as possible. You can do this by going to the Start/Settings/System/Remove Programs and then uninstall them.

• Keep your big files in storage cards

Don’t keep the big files in the main memory; instead, you can move them to storage cards. This task is simply because you just need to cut the files and then paste them to the storage cards. Move the data files only and not the executables because your programs might be broken.

• To free memory, install large programs into an external storage.

Again, whenever possible, large programs should be installed in memory cards or even in non-volatile memory so that the main memory is free to run programs.

You can follow these guides so that you can use your Pocket PC with ease. New owners of Pocket PCs will enjoy using their mobile devices more with the use of the guides.

Does Your Online Business Offer a Service? Make Money with Affiliate Tracking Software

By , September 6, 2014 12:32 pm

Affiliate programs are a great way for business owners to increase their sales. Unfortunately, when it comes to affiliate programs, many business owners are misinformed. That misinformation often involves who can benefit from the use of an affiliate program. Many business owners mistakenly believe that you have to be the owner of an online retail store to have an affiliate program. This just simply is not true. In fact, if you own an online business that offers a collection of services, you can also benefit from the development of an affiliate program.

Online, there are a number of different businesses that offer services to the general public. These services will vary depending on the type of business it is. Popular business services include, but should not be limited to, debt consolidation, web hosting, web design, and freelance writing. These business owners, like yourself, may not be selling actual merchandise, but their business still relies on sales. The more their services are purchased, the more money the business will be able to make. If you are noticing a decrease in your service sales, you may want to think about starting your own affiliate program.

Affiliate programs are used to bring business owners, just like yourself, and website owners together. This joint collaboration will not only work out well for you and your business, but for the website owner that you are partnering with. This is because most website owners, who participate in an affiliate program, will be compensated for their work. This compensation often involves a percentage of the sale that they helped your business generate. However, to track this important information, you will need to find an affiliate tracking software program.

Affiliate tracking software is how affiliate programs are able to operate. In fact, without these programs, there may have never been the development of affiliate programs. This is because without tracking software it would be difficult, or even impossible, for most businesses to determine whether or not one of their affiliate websites helped to generate a sale. Therefore, if you are looking to develop an affiliate program for your business, you will need to decide on an affiliate tracking software program. Although this may seem like an easy decision, it isn’t always.

Online, you will find a large number of different affiliate tracking software programs. Many of these programs are designed and sold by different individuals and companies. Each of these programs is likely to include different services and features. These services and features are important because they will not only alert you to a quality software program, but one that you will actually be able to use and benefit from. To find one of these programs, you are advised to perform a standard internet search.

When performing a standard internet search, it is advised that you search with the words affiliate tracking software. Those search words should produce a fairly large number of results. In most cases, those results will direct you to affiliate tracking software that is available for sale. In addition to software that is available for sale, you may also find a number of other websites. These websites are likely to be resource guides for business owners, just like you. These websites often outline the importance of affiliate programs and how to make them a success. Since affiliate tracking software is an important component of that success, it is likely that you will find software reviews or software recommendations online. Even if you find affiliate software that has an outstanding review, you are still advised to examine the software for yourself.

As you can easily see, with the right software, anything is possible, especially when it comes to affiliate programs. To increase your business’s sales, even if you do not sell any merchandise, you are advised to consider starting your own affiliate program. It may end up being one of the best decisions ever made for you and your online business.

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Simple Boosts To Cyber Security

By , September 4, 2014 3:13 pm

Cyber security is among the toughest issues to resolve. It has proven to be difficult since it is constantly evolving and most of our daily activities can be hit by it. How much do we rely on computers nowadays? A lot. Whether it is transportation, entertainment, communication, finance, and even daily needs. Everything seems to be computerized. What do you think would happen if these systems would crash? Catastrophe would ensue.

There are simple things that we could do to ensure the safety of our systems and computers. For your accounts and computer:

• Make sure that the passwords you are using cannot be immediately guessed. Another common mistake made is that they would be jotting their passwords. Surveys said that about 1 out of 3 workers would write their passwords. Inside attack is one of cyber security attacks, this could mean that a disgruntled employee could use other people’s passwords to access the system.

There are companies, especially outsourcing companies, that strongly prohibit any kind of written password, like mentioned in the example.

• Aside from the password, there are also operating systems and applications that could protect your account and computer. Firewall for starters, should be installed and used. A firewall is a program that blocks unauthorized Internet traffic, just like how a physical firewall works. Setting up and configuring a firewall, will actually help you maximize its full potential.

Anti-virus software can be your best shot to make sure that your computer is protected, you just have to make sure that it is regularly updated. Anti-virus software would come with spyware detecting programs. There are new computers, nowadays, that are offering or already have an installed anti-virus software.

• If you have sensitive documents in your account and computer, it would be better if you would be encrypting the data. When deleting sensitive documents, then you make sure that it has been totally removed from the system. Hackers are capable of restoring or retrieving any deleted documents especially if it is not totally removed from the documents.

Electronic mails are also vulnerable to cyber security attacks. Different styles and types of e-mail scams are being developed everyday, so everybody has to be prepared and alert whenever we receive emails. Here are some signs that these e-mails are possible sources of cyber security attacks.

• The email is not addressed to you personally and aside from that the sender of the email is somebody you are not even familiar with. Most of phishing e-mails would have an attachments along with the email. These attachments do not even have a clear title or clear purpose.

• As your read the email, you will notice a lot of spelling and grammatical errors which indicates how unprofessional it is.

• Emails that ask you to provide financial information like credit card number, social security number, password and asking you to send some money, is totally a scam. Banks and other institutions do not ask you these kinds of information over an email.

When you received this kind of email, do not click on any links or attachments. These links and attachments would bring you to sites that have high risks of viruses and spyware. For example, experts would say that attachments ending in “.vbs,” “.scr,” “.exe,” or “.pif” can have viruses. It is best to immediately delete the email, do not even open or respond to the email.

Another assurance that even if your computer and cyber security has been attacked is by regularly saving your data and making a back-up disk. So, if ever your computer crashes because or loses some information because of viruses, you would be prepared for it since you have a back-up.

Computer Consulting Services: Protecting and Auditing Sensitive Client Information

By , September 2, 2014 6:04 pm

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Computer consulting services should include counseling your clients on computer security. A network is a valuable solution for businesses and can be installed by computer consulting services.
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As a provider of computer consulting services, you will want to communicate to prospects and/or clients that anyone, even with the most rudimentary PC skills, who has physical access to a peer-to-peer server, usually has access to every file and folder on that server.

Although many people mistakenly think that the Microsoft Windows 9x/Me logon dialog box provides protection, they are wrong and that misperception can be extremely dangerous.

Address Client Skepticism about Protecting their Files

If your computer consulting services prospect or client is in disbelief, this vulnerability is very easy to demonstrate in about 90 seconds. With a boot disk, a press of the Escape key, or a boot up into Safe Mode, an unauthorized user with no operating system knowledge can “compromise” the entire Microsoft Windows 9x/Me server in just a few seconds.

For your computer consulting services, clients a dedicated server system can enforce a mandatory logon and provide local file level security. In addition, each user account that needs interactive logon access to the server must be explicitly granted that right.

A dedicated server console can also be “locked” when you walk away from the server, either manually or through a time activated screen saver.

Auditing Shared File and Printer Resources

With very minimal effort and no additional software, your computer consulting services clients can use a dedicated server operating system to audit usage of any shared file, folder or printer. Auditing can be especially helpful for tracking use of sensitive files such as payroll, credit card data, R&D documents and proprietary plans.

Auditing is also valuable for tracking usage of expensive-to-operate resources such as a color laser printer or check printer. A Microsoft Windows 9x/Me peer-to-peer server does not have these integrated auditing capabilities.

The Bottom Line about Computer Consulting Services

As a provider of computer consulting services, it is important to address the importance of protecting and auditing sensitive information when meeting with prospects or clients.

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